February 10, 2013
Watchdog Cracks Down on Misleading Statements on Fundraising Costs
When Ken Berger, head of a prominent charity-ratings group, appeared on CNN one night last spring, the anchorman Anderson Cooper asked him a pointed question.
The network had just aired an investigation into two veterans charities that spent most of the money they raised on commercial fundraising firms instead of on services to veterans. But Mr. Berger’s group, Charity Navigator, had awarded one of them, the National Veterans Foundation, three out of four